- U.S. Women’s Open
- du Maurier Classic
- U.S. Solheim Cup team
- Meg Mallon named U.S. Solheim Cup 2013 Team Captain
Meg Mallon played collegiately at University and won Amateur Championship. She turned pro, but unlike most of the better players in LPGA Tour history, Mallon struggled to get established as a pro.
Mallon first played the LPGA’s Qualifying Tournament (Q-School). She didn’t earn her tour card, but she did finish high enough to claim non-exempt status. Her rookie year on Tour, when she played in 18 tournaments but made only five cuts.
It was back to Q-School, and again she came away with non-exempt status. She made 17 of 20 cuts but had no Top 10s. She earned just enough money to gain a Tour card.
Mallon’s first-ever Top 10 finish, and she managed to keep her playing privileges for another year.
Mallon had five Top 10s and finished 27th on the money list. She finally had her breakout performance. That year, Mallon posted four wins, among them two majors: the LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open.
She finished runnerup to Pat Bradley in the Player of the Year race and second to Bradley on the money list.
Mallon was among the top players on the LPGA in many seasons after that breakout year, winning twice, and three times in 2004. She won another major, the du Maurier, and her second U.S. Women’s Open.
And she won that second Open in style, firing a final-round 65 – the lowest final round in that tournament’s history.